Halo 3 screenshot
Halo 3 screenshot

Halo 4 is not in development, a senior Bungie employee has revealed.

Speaking in an interview with Pro-G at the launch of Halo 3, which promises to be one of the biggest selling games of all time, Lee Wilson, cinematic designer and Joe Tung, multiplayer producer, said the team was interested in exploring new games.

Wilson said: "There's a lot of people who have been working on Halo much longer than us two have and they're really interested in exploring new games, new stories, and whatever comes out of those conversations is what we're going to pursue. We're still going to make games for us."

It seems inevitable that Microsoft would want a fourth Halo FPS given how lucrative the franchise is for the publisher. Microsoft hopes day one sales will top £70m, more than the opening takings of any movie in history. The game is crucial to the success of the Xbox project, which is yet to see profit. The publisher hopes Halo 3, which achieved more than a million pre-orders prior to release, will finally drag the game division into the black.

However, Bungie has said previously that Halo 3 brings to a close the current story arc, fuelling speculation among some gamers that we may have seen the last of the Master Chief.

When quizzed on the subject last night, Joe Tung, multiplayer producer at Bungie Studios, said that the team was "figuring out right now what we're working on next".

He added: "We really don't know what that is yet but as soon as we know, everyone else will know. Halo 4 is not in development."

For the full interview with Joe and Lee, check the site later today. For Bungie's reaction to criticism of Halo 3's visuals check out our news found elsewhere on the site.

New stuff to check out

View all Comments

105 Comments

To add your comment, please login or register

User Comments

chrome's Avatar

chrome

ok think about this
how many halo rings are there ?
7
why make so many rings but not have the game to surport each ring
Posted 03:17 on 16 December 2009
renegade's Avatar

renegade

Tbh, I think I like ODST (Stupid name btw) more, I cant stand Master Chef. The new soildiers are much less "OMG im a space marine" I will say im pritty sick of him being put forward as one of the top 10 Video game chars. I mean give me a break. I dont get why mario is on there, get some one with a story not a plummber. Cloud Snake, Duke Nuken, The freeman himself!

That is a rant for another day :)
Posted 19:45 on 09 June 2009
Whata95's Avatar

Whata95

Maybe not a new game involving as much of the master chief but rather a parralel game with the arbiter finishing off the brutes or with the other spartans on the Forerunner planet Onyx. (there are still surviving spartans, three of the Spartan IIs and four Spartan IIIs plus five other spartan IIIs stuck in some sort of suspended animation) There has also been some speculation that the planet seen in the ending of Halo 3 was Onyx.
Posted 19:18 on 09 June 2009
zacharia595's Avatar

zacharia595

i think halo 4 would be a good idea but i think it should focus on more than the cheif if they wanted to or they could do a prequal with all the other spartans based of the books instead of continuing what there doing with cheif getting out of the pod thing

maybe they should have cheifs memories for halo 4 in the first level and then he wakes up on planet onyx
THAT WOULD BE AWESOME
Posted 23:00 on 18 May 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

bungie let us help you make halo 4 we could think of the ideas you develope it bing bang boom halo 4 is born
Posted 18:44 on 30 March 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

tk tell us some more ideas and what do you think of my ideas
Posted 18:41 on 30 March 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

and a multiplayer map where you get the pelican and can fly it
Posted 18:40 on 30 March 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

everyone says that the planet would make a good first level the planet could be a giant robotic planet which an old elite (who is really a covenant spy) tricks the mc to blowing up the planet and releases a massive army of covenant and buried deep inside a whole army of spartans and the end of the level you need to fly the pelican away from the reckage of the planet
Posted 18:39 on 30 March 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

i say we all put in ideas if we help then halo 4 might start right away
Posted 23:08 on 29 March 2009
ltking's Avatar

ltking

if bungie says its not in development that means they are thinking of ideas for the game when they have the ideas they will probaly begin constructing so everyone should put in ideas like new vehicles new enemys new campaign + levels
Posted 23:06 on 29 March 2009
RecoN's Avatar

RecoN

But all 3 Halos were pretty much the same!?
Posted 23:30 on 13 February 2009
Anonymous's Avatar
Delete Post

Anonymous

theres gonna be a halo 4 and it there isnt....it would S U C K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any1 here me?????????!!!!!!!!!!! if u do.......make halo 4!!! halo games is my life......if u dont make halo 4 ill die a hard painful death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 22:30 on 13 February 2009
footballjunky97's Avatar

footballjunky97

if halo wars is the sequel then wheres chief. odst is before. there going to leave us hanging and a month or 2 before the release they will say "fooled uh didnt we"
Posted 21:10 on 10 February 2009
free_willy's Avatar

free_willy

Halo 4 is a sure bet. I can't see M$ being stupid. They are corporate monsters. WHy change the name or theme of the series. I'm sure those working on it would have to pay 2 million dollars in damages if they told anyone what they were working on. Bring it on. Bring me Halo 4 n00bs!!!
Posted 01:34 on 05 January 2009
yodude444's Avatar
Delete Post

yodude444

i think mikey miikey may hav a point... if any body has anything to add on this opinon plzzz type. either way if there is gonna be a halo 4 we alllllllll know its is gonna be kick assssssss!!!!!!!
Posted 17:52 on 18 August 2008

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 25/09/2007
Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 343 61
View Full Site